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Offline bobbymike

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Re: A bit of robot fun
« Reply #390 on: October 19, 2017, 06:47:49 am »
remember the for challenge for Duel between MEGABOTS, INC (USA) and SUIDOBASHI HEAVY INDUSTRY (Japan) ?
it happen, sort of...
Secretly preparing for Pacific Rim?
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Re: A bit of robot fun
« Reply #391 on: October 19, 2017, 06:49:24 am »
At least on the bright side they apparently have a few dozen teams interested in participating in a tournament. Personally I really wish they'd make them unmanned and really go at each other with some serious weaponry.

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Re: A bit of robot fun
« Reply #392 on: October 19, 2017, 07:36:57 am »
At least on the bright side they apparently have a few dozen teams interested in participating in a tournament. Personally I really wish they'd make them unmanned and really go at each other with some serious weaponry.

Yep. Mark off a square mile out on the Utah Test and Training Range, no rules.  Anything goes. 
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Re: A bit of robot fun
« Reply #393 on: November 14, 2017, 01:47:08 am »
Another Spot Mini looking more retail minded although I doubt that's in the cards.


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Re: A bit of robot fun
« Reply #394 on: November 14, 2017, 07:33:54 am »
It does feel (also given the mysterious video description) that they're about to announce commercial availability for industries like search and rescue.

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Re: A bit of robot fun
« Reply #395 on: November 14, 2017, 07:40:41 am »
Is it just me, or does it have something of a System Shock 2 vibe about it?
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Re: A bit of robot fun
« Reply #396 on: November 16, 2017, 02:24:15 pm »

We're doooomed!

Offline sferrin

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Re: A bit of robot fun
« Reply #397 on: November 16, 2017, 02:34:27 pm »
Hah!  I was thinking, "I want to see it do a. . . .well hell, it did do a flip."
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Re: A bit of robot fun
« Reply #398 on: November 16, 2017, 04:16:18 pm »
What is interesting is that it is computing the amount of force necessary for each jump (small jumps are cleared only as high as needed) and anticipates the momentum cancellation required at the end.  During the previous Darpa Robot Challenge, a number of original Atlas robots were supplied to several competitors minus the software.  Those entrants moved with the slow motion clumsiness usually seen by other robots.  I wonder how well Boston Dynamics can protect their software if they sell them and competitors attempt to reverse engineer it?  They can put everything into hard wired ROM with fixed input/output criteria but I assume there are ways around that.

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Re: A bit of robot fun
« Reply #399 on: November 16, 2017, 04:19:24 pm »
Deleted.  Odd that I got a double post.
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Re: A bit of robot fun
« Reply #400 on: November 16, 2017, 04:36:02 pm »
What is interesting is that it is computing the amount of force necessary for each jump (small jumps are cleared only as high as needed) and anticipates the momentum cancellation required at the end.  During the previous Darpa Robot Challenge, a number of original Atlas robots were supplied to several competitors minus the software.  Those entrants moved with the slow motion clumsiness usually seen by other robots.  I wonder how well Boston Dynamics can protect their software if they sell them and competitors attempt to reverse engineer it?  They can put everything into hard wired ROM with fixed input/output criteria but I assume there are ways around that.
Now attach a Dillon M134D Minigun to it and watch the fun.
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Re: A bit of robot fun
« Reply #401 on: November 16, 2017, 08:59:13 pm »
What is interesting is that it is computing the amount of force necessary for each jump (small jumps are cleared only as high as needed) and anticipates the momentum cancellation required at the end.  During the previous Darpa Robot Challenge, a number of original Atlas robots were supplied to several competitors minus the software.  Those entrants moved with the slow motion clumsiness usually seen by other robots.  I wonder how well Boston Dynamics can protect their software if they sell them and competitors attempt to reverse engineer it?  They can put everything into hard wired ROM with fixed input/output criteria but I assume there are ways around that.

always thought this one was interesting:

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Re: A bit of robot fun
« Reply #402 on: November 16, 2017, 09:58:07 pm »
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